If I Could Pour Out Acclaim
If I could pour out acclaim
in the tongues of every nation,
every race and every tribe,
I could still not adequately express
the boundlessness of your glory,
the illimitable nature of your love,
the awesomeness of your creativity,
nor the depth of your longing
for justice and truth.
May my inadequate prayers, Dear Lord,
nevertheless be heard by you,
with your ever-gracious acceptance.
And may such endeavours
stir up in me
a deeper and deeper desire
to render you
that begin with
contrition for the past,
then tremble with
a yearning to discern
your loving will for my future,
and your ways.
Trevor Thorn © October 2020.
The theme of the first verse has, in considerable ways been motivated by the many cover versions of ’The Blessing’ , a musical rendering of the Aaronic Blessing (Numbers 6 verses 24 - 26), which was recorded and published on 8th March - just before the UK lockdown - by Elevation Worship in Ballantyine in North Carolina. The writers are Cindy Morgan & Ginny Owens.
Of the many versions (I have found more than 80), I particularly like this one from Belgium with its remarkable multi-ethnic virtual choir who turn out to be at least quadri-lingual if there is such a word! You can find that version HERE